WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The NCAA announced today that for the fourth consecutive year all 20 Purdue teams (indoor and outdoor track and field are counted separately) are above the 930 Academic Progress Rate (APR) cutoff.
Fifteen of the squads maintained or improved their multi-year rate from a year ago: men's basketball (remained 985), women's cross country (remained 989), football (964 vs. 961), men's golf (remained 988), soccer (remained 983), softball (990 vs. 976), men's swimming and diving (957 vs. 945), men's tennis (remained 986), women's tennis (1,000 vs. 992), men's indoor track & field (961 vs. 950), women's indoor track & field (974 vs. 965), men's outdoor track & field (962 vs. 957), women's outdoor track & field (978 vs. 969), volleyball (remained 1,000) and wrestling (970 vs. 966). Ten teams had perfect 1,000 scores for the current year: men's basketball, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's golf, softball, men's tennis, women's tennis, women's indoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field and volleyball.
The APR, now in its 11th year, measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. The most-recent APR scores are multi-year rates - or a rolling four-year average - based on the scores from the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.
Last week, the volleyball team received its 10th consecutive public recognition award for posting a multi-year APR score in the top 10 percent of its sport. Women's tennis also was recognized for the same achievement.
"We are pleased that all of our programs are above the established threshold for the third consecutive year," Purdue director of athletics Morgan Burke said. "We fully support the NCAA's mission of academic reform, although we believe that a continued critical assessment of the impact of transfer students who leave while eligible is needed when calculating the APR scores."
Meanwhile, the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of Purdue student-athletes has improved from 82 percent to 84 percent and is on track to remain at 84 percent in 2016. Overall, 90 percent of student-athletes completing his/her eligibility at Purdue graduate.
Purdue student-athletes have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better for 13 consecutive semesters (six-and-a-half years), and they regularly have been at or above the overall student body.
Student-athletes who graduated in May of 2014 realized a 95 percent job-placement rate.
|Purdue APR Scores|
|Sport||Current Multi-Year||Previous Multi-Year|
|Men's Cross Country||955||963|
|Women's Cross Country||989||989|
|Men's Swimming and Diving||957||945|
|Women's Swimming and Diving||985||988|
|Men's Indoor Track and Field||961||950|
|Women's Indoor Track and Field||974||965|
|Men's Outdoor Track and Field||962||957|
|Women's Outdoor Track and Field||978||969|